Tyler Braden made his major label debut on Warner Music Nashville in a style befitting of who he is as a person.
In May Braden paid tribute to his first responder family and all those currently fighting on the frontlines of the pandemic with his powerful take on NEEDTOBREATHE’s “Brother.” Now on Friday (August 7) he is introducing his songwriting to the world with brand new original track “Love Is A Dead End Road.” Listen to it below.
“When my sister bought land to build a house, she sent me a picture of the ‘driveway’ – which was just an overgrown trail that looked like nothing,” Braden explained. “To her, however, it was huge. It was a place for her family. She sent the picture when I was just about to write with Chase and Brock, and I came up with the title ‘Love Is A Dead End Road’ because to some people that dead end road could be home. This song says that’s what matters.”
Penned alongside Chase Rice and Brock Berryhill, “Love Is A Dead End Road” showcases Braden’s vocal and speaks to his values. The emotive track was fated from the start to be his songwriting debut. He wrote the track on the same day he signed his record deal with Warner Music Nashville. Now it comes to life with a storytelling music video, directed by Dustin Haney and shot in Nashville, watch it above.
For those eager to hear more music from the up-and-coming artist, Braden’s cover of “Brother” earned early attention from fans and critics alike. The official music video, a heartfelt homage from the former firefighter to healthcare and public safety workers, quickly topped one million views on YouTube, watch below. MusicRow praised his “commanding delivery, with power and grit to spare.” Braden’s handful of independently release songs have nearly 30 million streams, and he has more new music due later this year.